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There are 5 ways to get from Timișoara to Sofia by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Timișoara, Timisoara Normandia to Sofia 1950

$35 - $60

Cheapest option

Train  •  19 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Arad R / ...
  2. Take the train from Arad to Craiova D
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  4. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia

$27 - $40

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Timișoara to Sofia 315 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Timisoara  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Timisoara (TSR) to Sofia (SOF) TSR - SOF

$182 - $652

Train, bus to Belgrade, fly  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Stamora Moravita
  2. Take the bus from Vršac to Belgrade
  3. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Sofia (SOF) BEG - SOF

$93 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Timișoara to Sofia is to train which costs $27 - $40 and takes 19 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Timișoara to Sofia is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Timișoara, Timisoara Normandia and arriving at Sofia. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Timișoara to Sofia. However, there are services departing from Timisoara Nord and arriving at Sofia via Arad, Craiova and Vidin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 41 min.

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The distance between Timișoara and Sofia is 379 km. The road distance is 503.9 km.

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The best way to get from Timișoara to Sofia without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs $35 - $60.

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The bus from Timișoara, Timisoara Normandia to Sofia takes 12 h 25 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Timișoara to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Timișoara, Timisoara Normandia station.

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Timișoara to Sofia train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Timisoara Nord station.

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The best way to get from Timișoara to Sofia is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs $35 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 19 h 41 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $650 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Timișoara to Sofia.
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  • Distance: 236.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 25 min

What companies run services between Timișoara, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria?

FlixBus operates a bus from Timișoara to Sofia 6 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 12 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Timișoara to Sofia via Arad, Craiova, and Vidin in around 19 h 41 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Chisinau, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Timisoara to Sofia via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Arad
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Craiova
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Stamora Moravita
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Timișoara, Timisoara Normandia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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There is no direct flight from Timisoara Airport to Sofia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Timișoara to Sofia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Sofia station.

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Timișoara to Sofia train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Sofia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Timișoara to Sofia is 504 km. It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to drive from Timișoara to Sofia.

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Wizz Air, Lufthansa and Tarom offer flights from Timisoara Airport to Sofia Airport.

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Book your Timișoara to Sofia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1239+ hotels available in Sofia. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Timișoara to Timisoara Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $1.

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